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The 80th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: Is Valentine’s Day the right time for skepticism?

Of course Valentine’s Day is the right time for skepticism! What better time? If you don’t believe me, visit Bug Girl’s Blog for the 80th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: Valentine Edition! She’ll show you why there’s no time like today for a healthy dose of critical thinking.

Next up is (I think) Sorting Out Science on February 28. I would be remiss in my organizing duties, however, if I didn’t inform you that it is quite possible that there might be a change in hosts before then. Don’t worry, though. For now, just send submissions both to Sam Wise and me. If a host switch occurs, I’ll make sure your submissions get to the new host. If it doesn’t, you’re covered too.

Finally, if you’re interested in hosting, head on over to the Skeptics’ Circle archive site and check out the schedule and hosting guidelines. Then drop me a line.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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